I went to see the Viking Air aircraft factory in British Columbia six years ago, then it started production of the new Twin Otter Series 400. The prototype that could not be photographed shown on wheels and its amphibious floats…
UPDATE Firefighter helicopter flew back to help the crash-landed seaplane. One of the pilots of the helicopter says:
Year-end retrospective. I think, these facts will speed up the seaplanes to spread to the world. Maybe a new seaplane golden age will be soon?
The seaplanes have become indispensable to extinguish forest fires. This compilation shows the firefighter seaplane types that are in the vicinity of the forest taking up water for extinguishing forest fires all over the world today.